HUTCHENS, Avis Lee: 1920 – 2012

Avis Lee Hutchens, 92, of Quanah, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, minister of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Faye, Okla., a daughter of the late Avis Keith and Anna Lee (Parten) Wooten. A graduate of Perryton High School, she attended Mary Hardin Baylor in Waco and West Texas State University in Canyon. She and Ira Mabe Hutchens were married in 1940 in St. Charles, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1984. She moved to Quanah in 1950 and was a longtime assistant superintendent of Hardeman County Schools. She was a member of the ESA Sorority, Quanah Ladies Golf Association, and Quanah Needle Club. She also served as an election judge for the local elections, volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan K. Ussery of Vilseck, Germany; a son, Lee Hutchens of Canyon Lake; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

The family suggests memorials be given to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 681, Quanah, Texas 79252.